ACT membership

Coming very soon: a membership for schools that do not offer the IB theory of knowledge course, but which want to use the site to reinforce their critical thinking culture. You’ll have access to resources for middle and senior students, and, later in 2024, primary students.

This membership will give you access to our ACT resources, enabling you to introduce a continuum of learning that draws on our principle of authentic critical thinking, the BQ cognitive framework, and the comparative concepts. Check back shortly for availability!

ACT teaching and learning resources

Placing ACT at the heart of what we do creates a learning pathway represented by the diagram below. We begin with resources for primary learners (now being introduced), move onto the middle years resources which we update each month, and culminate in either our resources for the TOK course, or if your students are following a different educational programme (such as A-Levels or the AP), the senior ACT resources.

All our resources are incredibly flexible, and can be plugged into any educational programme. Deliver our full-length ACT courses in timetabled lessons, run our mini-lessons in PSE classes, use our extension resources such as Investigating Issues to fill your EPQ or HPQ slots, or offer your students our ‘Knowledge Journeys’ in optional extension classes outside of the usual timetabled day – it’s entirely up to you.

The ACT continuum

The infographic below shows our cognitive aims for primary, middle, and senior learners, and the outcomes to aspire to by the end of each stage of their academic journey. We use the 8 comparative concepts as a scaffold to develop ACT skills.

For students taking TOK (rather than senior ACT), the comparative concepts become the 12 key concepts. The infographic also indicates resources that members have access to in order to achieve these learning aims. Click here to download a PDF of the infographic.